Great Bay — As of August 3rd, at 18:00, St. Maarten has confirmed four new cases of persons who have tested positive for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The new total of confirmed cases now stand at 150. Of the active cases, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) are monitoring 68 people in home isolation. Minister of Public Health Social Development and Labour (VSA) the honorable Richard Panneflek stated “we now have seventy (70), active cases of persons who have contracted COVID-19.”
One patient is currently hospitalized and one patient is isolated and being monitored.
The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 16.
The number of people recovered since the first case surfaced on St. Maarten earlier this year remains at 64. One hundred and sixty-seven (167) people are now in quarantine based on contact tracing investigations carried out by CPS on persons who may have been in contact with any of the 70 active cases.
In a continued effort to control, the spread of the virus CPS has now tested 239 people at the Princess Juliana International Airport, (PJIA) and 787 people throughout the community. As the numbers continue to increase for positive cases, CPS will continue to actively execute its contact tracing measures.
Let us all continueto wear masks, practice social distancing, sanitize your hands as frequent as possible and wash your hands with soap. Together we shall overcome the spread of COVID-19 on Sint Maarten.